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Jamboree volunteers, staff busy prepping for weekend festival


July 26, 2016

SCHOOL DISTRICT maintenance workers Nick Vandehey, right, and Tyler Beachy rake up bark chips on the Oregon Jamboree, the south field at Sweet Home High School, under direction from Jeff Parker.

Toby Keith, Aaron Lewis, Carrie Underwood, perennial favorite Neal McCoy and local singer Trevor Tagle will take the stage this weekend for the 24th Annual Oregon Jamboree.

The three-day country music and camping festival, organized and operated by the Sweet Home Economic Development Group, is a grassroots nonprofit effort to raise funds for economic development in Sweet Home. According to SHEDG, it has brought in more than $1 million that has been devoted to economic development and non-profit projects.

A crew of some 40 people worked over the weekend, and the effort will continue to ra...

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